June 2021 Newsletter

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St Luke's Home Newsletter June 2021 Fond Farewell It is with mixed emotions I report that I have decided not to extend my 2020-2021 CEO contract with St Luke's Home. My time here has been an amazing and life-changing experience. It has been a great pleasure to become friends and an advocate to our beloved Elders; to watch the professional growth of our incredible and compassionate staff; and to get to know the St Luke's Home families, especially our caring donors. These last two years, we have made great infrastructure improvements on staffing leadership, technological upgrades, budget savings, record keeping, safety, and donor communications. But our biggest success together is beating the odds of COVID-19. St Luke’s Home has surpassed all measurable statistics on the effects of COVID-19 in Long…
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Arizona Daily Star Article: Home Instead, Sam Levitz donate $60,000 to Tucson assisted living facility for furniture

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Arizona Daily Star May 17, 2021 St. Luke’s Home, a Tucson assisted living facility, has been awarded a $60,000 grant to purchase new furniture. Home Instead Charities, the charitable arm of Home Instead, made $30,000 available to the local franchise to donate to a senior-focused nonprofit. Home Instead Tucson designated $25,000 of that grant to St. Luke’s Home and then matched it, giving the facility a combined grant of $50,000. When Scott Ehrsam, owner of Home Instead Tucson, learned St. Luke’s was in need for furnishings, he reached out to Sam Levitz. In addition to providing favorable pricing on the furniture, Sam Levitz added $10,000 to the grant to purchase new furnishings for the home, bringing the total to $60,000. Home Instead Tucson has been a longtime partner with St.…
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Thank You La Frontera!

Thank You La Frontera!

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Maintenance Manager, Jose Acedo, in our new van. A special thank you goes out to our friends at La Frontera Arizona. St Luke’s Home is pleased to accept this 2005 Chevrolet Minivan for our crew. Until now, staff had to rent trucks or use personal vehicles for work purposes. This van allows St Luke’s Home staff to make quick trips to the Hardware store, Costco, and Fry’s. Thank you, La Frontera Arizona!
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May 2021 Newsletter

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St Luke's Home Newsletter May 2021 CEO Report Where did April go?  I hope everyone is well. For me the month flew by; however, it could be because things around the Home have been very busy. It was the first time in 13 months the Elders left the Home for community outings, shopping, and visiting loved ones. St Luke’s Home continues to follow ADHS and Pima County guidelines on safety and sanitization protocols. On April 15, 2021, along with St Luke’s Home’s Board President, Michael McCrory, we hosted the State of the Annual Home Meeting and shared updates on Board Committee work. I shared several statistics on how St Luke’s Home beat the odds this past year. I also was honored to present St Luke’s Home’s new logo promoting a brighter…
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April 2021 Newsletter

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St Luke's Home Newsletter April 2021 CEO Report Friends, I hope you and your loved ones are well. As I began to prepare my message this month, I thought it would be interesting to view my message from last year. In April 2020, I spoke of my one-year Anniversary at St Luke’s Home and being honored by many of  you at the 100th Baile. I then spoke of the difficult yet necessary decisions I had to make in order to prevent COVID-19 from entering our Home.    This month, I can speak about my second Anniversary at St Luke’s Home and where we are with COVID-19. AARP released an article on February 25, 2021, titled, 6 Shocking Statistics From a Year of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes by Emily Paulin. Highlighted in…
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The Baile Raffle is On!

The Baile Raffle is On!

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We’re still holding the Baile Raffle this year, and you could win our prize: the New Beginnings Champagne Basket! It’s a beautifully appointed picnic basket with plates, service ware, napkins, a bottle of fine champagne, crystal Waterford champagne flutes and a beautiful pearl necklace with a diamond clasp set in 14k white gold.  The retail value of this beautiful prize package is $1,300! Tickets are just $50 each or three for $125. You must be 21 or older to win. The drawing will take place on April 30th, 2021 at 1:30 pm. Get your tickets today!
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Honoring the Baile Legacy in 2021

Honoring the Baile Legacy in 2021

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This year, in lieu of our beautiful ball, we invite you to relive the memories of Bailes past through a carousel of photos, advertisements and articles we've compiled here on the St Luke's Home website. The Baile is normally our biggest fundraiser of the year so in these not-so-normal times, your support is needed now more than ever. Please support us again this year by donating the cost of a Baile ticket, and more, to care for the Elders at St Luke’s Home. The New Beginnings Champagne Basket We're still holding the Baile Raffle this year, and (if you're over 21) you could win our prize: the New Beginnings Champagne Basket! It's a beautifully appointed picnic basket with plates, service ware, napkins, a bottle of fine champagne, crystal Waterford champagne flutes…
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Second Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

Second Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

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St Luke’s Home will partner with Green Things once again to bring you the perfect poinsettias and help St Luke’s Home at the same time! Green Things poinsettias are locally grown at their facilities at the base of the Catalina Foothills. They offer 25,000 high quality plants in a myriad of sizes and colors. Visit their greenhouses to see the growing operation in full holiday swing. It is a busy & exciting time of year! This year, you can pick your poinsettias directly from Green Things, either in person or on their website. For more information and your Green Things Coupon, see our Holiday Poinsettia Fundraiser page. Happy holidays and happy decorating!
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Silver Chef Culinary Competition 2020 – Video

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Thank you for your patience during our technical difficulties on our LIVE October 3, 2020, Silver Chef Culinary Competition Event. We worked very hard to recover the event and piece it together for you all to enjoy. Please note, there are some voiceovers in the content, but it definitely absorbs the essence of that wonderful day. Thank you to our Sponsors and everyone who participated – the chefs, the judges, and St Luke’s Home staff. We appreciate everyone who voted, bought raffle tickets, and donated to this great cause. At this time, the voting and raffle has been concluded. Thank you from all of us at St Luke’s Home. https://youtu.be/B9JTN62DHNQ
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Home is Where the Hugs Are!

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Click here to see KOLD 13 News Clip of the Hug Tunnel Hug Tunnel By Marilyn Gustin, President Elder Council Advisory Board Among the many gifts that Elders at St Luke’s Home receive, the latest is the Hug Tunnel. What a treat for Elders who haven’t seen, much less hugged, loved ones for six months! I was honored to have the opportunity to talk with the many Elders who received a heartfelt hug from loved ones. I am glad to share some of the stories I heard. “Feeling my grandson’s strong arms around me was completely wonderful—tears flowed. And you know I don’t cry.” A couple of hours after her tunnel visit with her daughter, one Elder was still tearing up. “It brought so much joy! I hadn’t realized how much…
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